Lesson Plans
7-8 Life Music 4th Q 11.12 Lesson Plans
Week: 03/12/2012 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
Students will work hard in order to be well on their way with their compositions this week. We will immediately add chords for this composition, and students are expected to play with both hands from the beginning. Some students will be playing their quarter three song in the next concert, and two students will be forming small ensembles.
Guitars: Chords for the keys of G Major and C Major and F Major have been practiced this year thus far. We have also worked with minor chords. The students will work to have a summative skills test of the chords in these keys this quarter
Rhythms: we are continuing our emphasis on syncopated rhythms. In their compositions the students are required to use at least two patterns. Last quarter we created rhythm ensembles. This quarter they will pair with a partner and play independently for their skills tests.
Form and Phrases: we will be exploring how phrasing can be designed to create interest in a melody line. We will also practice the concepts of repetition and contrast more fully with this final song of the year.
Garage Band: Hopefully we can explore some options available on the Apple application known as Garage Band and try some recording.